Netizen, Vizinex among Greater Lehigh Valley companies on the Inc. 5000 list for 2020

Stacy Wescoe//August 12, 2020

Netizen, Vizinex among Greater Lehigh Valley companies on the Inc. 5000 list for 2020

Stacy Wescoe//August 12, 2020

A number of Greater Lehigh Valley companies have made the Inc. 5000, a national ranking of the fastest-growing private companies.

Netizen of Allentown was the highest ranking Lehigh Valley Company on the list. The veteran-owned provider of cyber security solutions came in at number 184 on the list with 2,222% growth.

“Being ranked in the highest tiers of the Inc. 5000 list for a second year in a row is perhaps yet again the truest testament to the capabilities of our world-class team which boasts a cadre of industry-recognized leaders and professionals,” said Michael Hawkins, Netizen’s president and CEO.

It is Netizen second time on the list.

In 2019, Netizen placed 47th overall and was the nation’s fastest growing cyber security company.

That was the highest ranking that a company based in the Lehigh Valley region had ever achieved on the Inc. 5000 list, according to the Inc. website.

Vizinex RFID of Bethlehem, which recently launched a new product line of radio frequency identification tags made the list for the first time, coming in at number 3,053. It had growth of 127%.

“It is exciting to have Vizinex join fellow Pennsylvania companies like Netizen in making this year’s Inc. 5000 list,” said Ken Horton, co-founder and CEO of Vizinex. “Being on Inc. 5000 list reflects our team’s success at providing innovative solutions to customer problems. This has made Vizinex the technological leader in RFID tagging solutions to a growing number of businesses.”

Other businesses making the list from the Lehigh Valley include:

  • Lance Surety Bond Associates, a Doylestown insurance company, is number 1,919. It saw an increase of 222%.
  • Gen3Marketing, a Blue Bell advertising and marketing firm, was number 2,131. It saw an increase of 197%.
  • Ideal Concepts, an insurance company in Allentown is number 3,367. It saw an increase of 112%
  • BSI Corporate Benefits of Bethlehem is number 3,372. It saw growth of 111%.
  • ClimeCo, a Boyertown environmental services firm, was 3,622. It saw growth of 101%.
  • Stratix Systems, a Wyomissing IT management firm, was number 3,819. It saw growth of 94%
  • The Wire Guys, TWG Security, an Emmaus-based security firm, is number 3,701. It saw growth of 98%
  • D&B Construction, a Sinking Springs construction firm, was number 3,899. It saw growth of 91%.
  • NextShift, a Bethlehem IT system development company, is number 4,012. It saw a growth of 87%
  • Mail Shark, a Mohnton marketing and advertising firm, was number 4,100. It saw a growth of 84%.
  • SoftNice, an Allentown human resources firm, is number 4,399. It saw a growth of 74%.
  • TRIOSE, a Wyomissing logistics and transportation company, is number 4,892. It saw growth of 58%
  • The WordTech Group, a Pottstown advertising and marketing firm, was number 4,912. It saw a growth of 57%.

The Inc. 5000 list represents the most successful companies among independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000, Inc.